Welcome to the Native Plant Information Network (NPIN). Our goal is to assemble and disseminate information that will encourage the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes throughout North America.
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It's NPIN Mobile to the rescue. Starting now, you can access the Native Plant Information Network with your web-enabled smartphone. When you pull up the application, four choices appear on your screen—the Native Plant Database, the Image Gallery, Mr. Smarty Plants and "Help Us Grow" which allows you to make a financial contribution to support the Native Plant Information Network.www.wildflower.org/mobile
Find native plant species by state. Each list contains commercially available species suitable for gardens and planned landscapes. Once you have selected a collection, you can browse the collection or search within it using the combination search.View Recommended Species page
Native plant: Alnus incana (Gray alder, Speckled alder) Speckled alder is a tall shrub or small tree, 20-35 ft. tall, with multiple, crooked, leggy trunks. Bent in a wide curve at their base, the trunks become upright and picturesque. Deciduous leaves are rounded and coarsely toothed, remaining dark-green in autumn. The flower is a purplish-red catkin and the fruit is a woody cone.
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Supplier: Amandas Garden (Springwater, NY) Amanda’s Garden has the plants you need to create a native, sustainable
earth-friendly garden full of eye-catching perennials. Whether you’re
looking for pollinator-friendly plants or luscious colors, or want to make
your landscape more sustainable, we have the perfect plants for you!Wildflower perennials bring unmatched beauty to your garden. Using Native plants is an ecologically sound practice. Amanda's Garden produces high quality plants from seeds, spores, divisions, and cuttings. All plants are nursery propagated. We will help you select the perfect plants for your needs.
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Organization: Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (Westboro, MA)
the program works to inventory, research, protect and manage the state's rare flora and fauna and natural ecosystems.
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Book: "Stalking the Wild Asparagus" (Putney: A.C. Hood and Company, Inc.) From Amazon.com
Euell Gibbons was one of the few people in this country to devote a considerable part of his life to the adventure of "living off the land." His greatest pleasure was seeking out wild plants, which he made into delicious dishes. The plants he gathers and prepares in this book are widely available everywhere in North America. There are recipes for delicious vegetable and casserole dishes, breads, cakes, and twenty different pies. He also shows how to make numerous jellies, jams, teas, and wines, and how to sweeten them with wild honey or homemade maple syrup.
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